Farrell Brickhouse: Interview

Farrell Brickhouse, Descended Staircase, oil on carpet over wood panel, 23 x 19
Farrell Brickhouse, Descended Staircase, oil on carpet over wood panel, 23 x 19 5/8 inches, 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

James Kalm visits Farrell Brickhouse: Recent Paintings at Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through December 7, 2014.

Kalm's video includes fantastic close-ups of Brickhouse's visceral paintings. He films the tour of the exhibition while talking to Brickhouse about his work. Asked what he finds appealing about working in oil, Brickhouse comments: "One of the beautiful things about oil paint is that you can take off as intelligently as you put on, where I found, mostly, acrylic is additive... it's kind of like the difference between video and film. Light passes through oil paint; it's such a sensous medium."